This is not a rant. I can afford to throw away $50 for an app that is useless to me. I don’t like the idea of throwing away $50, but it doesn’t make me mad and prompt me to type vitriolic nonsense on a forum. So, this is not a rant…
Moreover, my concern is that, after waiting a while to allow for things to develop, there is no news of any upcoming updates. Steinberg seems to be quite silent on certain issues.
So, here goes my non-rant:
As a longtime Nuendo/Cubase devotee, I didn’t think twice about buying Cubasis for my iPad. And, I was delighted that Steinberg had finally entered the iOS field. With Cubasis, I could finally have some serious MIDI and AUDIO recording and editing on my iPad like any other great Steinberg product on my computer, right? Wrong!
The MIDI implementation is hardly useful for anything other than for using the supplied internal sounds, which aren’t really very usable at all. I simply assumed that Steinberg would have this very necessary part of a DAW worked out.
Audio editing isn’t really much better than what I might find in NanoStudio’s sample editor. The whole thing is just almost useless. It LOOKS cool, but it just kinda lays there.
I had such high hopes for Cubasis and what part of the iOS market that Steinberg could grab. Sadly (and I’m truly saddened to say this) I will stick with Auria and look for MIDI implementation soon.
The worst part of it is that, based on my knowledge of Steinberg’s reputation, I told everyone I knew about Cubasis and how cool it was before I even finished installing it.
This is not a rant…